21022021-LT-01.qxd 2/21/2021 12:32 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE THIS SPOT NEEDS ATTENTION OF AUTHORITIES CONCERNED PAGE 2 The cut near Green Land School, Jalandhar Bypass, on NH-44 is prone to fatal accidents. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY ONE OF TWINS BORN IN HOSPITAL PARK DIES Ludhiana: One of the twins born in the park of the Civil Hospital here on Thursday died today. A woman had given birth to a boy and girl. After the birth of the twins, they were referred to the PGI as it was a pre-mature delivery, but the family brought the twins back and got them admitted in the CMCH, where the baby girl died. Meanwhile, SMO, Dr Hatinder, has constituted a three-member board to inquire into the matter. The board members include Dr Surabhi, Dr Alisha and Dr Renu. The resident of Dhuri Lines was admitted to Mother and Child Hospital on Wednesday and on Thursday was asked to get the Echo test done from the CMCH. The couple was not provided ambulance and when the woman started going towards the gate of the hospital on foot, she started having labour pains. There she gave birth to the twins in the park while her family members were inside the hospital arranging for ambulance. TNS SEWA KENDRAS TO REMAIN OPEN TODAY Ludhiana: All sewa kendras in the district will remain open on Sunday, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma said here today. He said yellow cardholder/accredited journalists, smart ration card beneficiaries, construction workers, small traders, and Jform holder farmers could get their e-cards made by visiting their nearest sewa kendra, common service centres (CSCs) or suwidha kendras for availing the benefit of the Punjab Government’s ambitious cashless health programme Ayushman BharatSarbat Sehat Bima Yojna (ABSSBY). The DC said the beneficiaries had to pay Rs 30 for card generation. He said they had to carry their Aadhaar cards while visiting these establishments to avail on-the-spot enrolment and ecard generation facilities. Sharma said the beneficiaries could claim cashless treatment up to Rs 5 lakh under the scheme. He said the list of empanelled hospitals and eligibility of the beneficiaries could be viewed at the official website sha.punjab.gov.in. The scheme offered 1,579 packages to the beneficiaries, including 180 packages, reserved for public hospitals of which 25 packages were referable to private hospitals. MEET THE NEW BHABI OF THE SHOW BHABIJI GHAR PAR HAIN CELEBS SHARE THEIR LOVE FOR THEIR MOTHER TONGUE Sanjay and Binaiferr Kohli’s show has taken a new turn after actress Nehha Pendse entered the show as Bhabi. MAX 26°C | MIN 10°C | YESTERDAY MAX 26°C | MIN 10°C SUNSET SUNDAY 6:19 PM Smart card holders start getting wheat at ~2/kg 4.45 lakh families covered in Ludhiana dist Tribune News Service Ludhiana, February 20 The smart ration card holders have started getting subsidised wheat at their doorstep at ~2 per kg. The distribution scheme was kickstarted by the Food and Civil Supplies Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu’s councillor wife Mamta Sharma in Ludhiana on Saturday. A total of 1.45 crore beneficiaries enrolled in 38 lakh smart ration cards have been covered under the subsidised wheat scheme in the state. In Ludhiana, 4.45 lakh families have been given the benefit of the scheme. The scheme, covered under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), which was launched by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh in September 2020, entitles each beneficiary biannual supply of subsidised wheat in one go. The Food and Civil Supplies Department directly distributes the foodgrain directly to the beneficiary, who gets the wheat in jute bags to be retained by him. The beneficiaries, who were verified on the basis of Aadhaar card, reserve the right to approach consumer court, if he fails to get wheat as per his entitlement. Under the scheme, wheat was delivered in the 30-kg standard packing. The department officials work in coordination with the beneficiary, transporter, gram panchayat and supervision committee for the transparent disbursement of wheat. With no upper cap, every member enrolled in smart PAGE 3 A gathering at the launch of the subsidised wheat distribution scheme in Ludhiana on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO SPEEDY BENEFIT ■ The scheme, covered under the National Food Security Act, entitles each beneficiary biannual supply of subsidised wheat in one go ■ The beneficiaries, who were verified on the basis of Aadhaar card, reserve the right to approach consumer court, if he fails to get wheat as per his entitlement ration card gets 5 kg wheat per month. The Centre had capped the maximum number of beneficiaries at 1.41 crore and, despite repeated requests, had not agreed to provide subsidised ration to the deserving 9 lakh people not covered under the NFSA in the state. Subsequently, the state government had decided to cover all such left-out eligible persons under a State-funded scheme. Launching the scheme in the Sunet locality of the city, Mamta said the state government had brought complete transparency in the distribution of wheat to the needy through the EPos machines and the programme had become a boon for the poor families by ensuring the distribution of the foodgrains to the real beneficiaries. District food and supplies controller Harveen Kaur, food supplies officer Jaswinder Singh, inspector Rahul Kaushal, councillors Hari Singh Brar and Sunil Kapoor were present on the occasion. FATHER-SON DUO KILLS MAN Ludhiana: A father-son duo killed a man over an old enmity on the Dhandra road, falling in the jurisdiction of the Sadar police station. The Sadar police registered a case against Mohan Sahni and his son Abhishek Sahni in this regard. SHO Sadar Jagdev Singh said the deceased Pashupati Jha, a native of Uttar Pradesh, was staying at Inder Singh Nagar, on the Dhandra road for the past few years and was running a provisional store there. The duo had reportedly old enmity with the victim and today when Mohan and his son met Pashupati, they started having heated arguments with him. The man and his son allegedly pushed Pashupati, resulting in his head hitting the footpath and his death on the spot. Both accused fled from the spot after the incident. The police have begun probing the matter. TNS c m y b PAGE 4 On Int'l Mother Language Day, celebs share how mother tongue is one's true language of love and longing. SUNRISE MONDAY 7:01 AM Man posing as NRI dupes woman of ~20L Tribune News Service SUNDAY | 21 FEBRUARY 2021 | LUDHIANA No death; 62 test positive in district Tribune News Service Ludhiana, February 20 A man posing as a non-resident Indian (NRI) from England duped a city-based woman of ~20 lakh on the pretext of marrying her. The accused in the matter have been identified as Hmar Khawbung Lalvenhimi of Janakpuri Delhi, Maya Shan Chakma of Noida, Sattte of Uttar Pradesh, Chammirudhin Miya of Noida, Majina Bibi of Noida, Jatin, Mukesh, Rajendra Dattaram Dhanawade and Rana Vasudev Harish Chandra of Mumbai. Tne complainant, Heena Dhingra, of New Sant Fateh Singh Nagar told the police that she had posted an advertisement on a matrimonial site to seek a suitable match for herself and one Pardeep Anand expressed interest in her. The said person posed himself as an NRI from England and claimed that he had a big business in England. The complainant said she started having talks with the alleged NRI for marriage and in December, 2020, he told her that he would be visiting India on December 22, 2020. Then on the same date, she got a call from different mobile numbers from airport and the said persons said one Pardeep Anand had come from England and was carrying 2 lakh pounds. The alleged persons also made her talk to Pardeep who also asked for cash to release the pounds. “Since the accused had developed trust with the woman, I kept on sending payment in bank account provided by the accused. In total, I transferred ~20.37 lakh to the accused. After the money was transferred, the accused switched off his mobile number and then I realised that I was cheated,” the complainant added. The complainant said she then filed a complaint to the Police Commissioner who marked a probe to the ADCP (Investigation). The police identified that not one person but a gang behind the fraud. Investigation officer Avneet Kaur said a case of cheating and criminal conspiracy had been registered and raids would be conducted to nab the accused. Ludhiana, February 20 Sixtytwo persons tested positive for Covid, while no death was reported due to the virus in the district today. The total positive cases have reached 26,615, while there are 387 active cases in the district. The number of persons who have lost their lives so far is 1,016. With the reopening of schools, many cases are being reported and school staff and students have been being advised to follow the Covid protocol, said Civil Surgeon, Dr Sukhjeevan Kakkar. The reports of 1,722 samples were awaited. Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma appealed to the resi- dents to adhere to all protocols like wearing masks, maintaining social distance and washing hands frequently to save themselves and others around them safe. COVID-19 CONTROL ROOM ■ For Home Isolation: 78147-64759 ■ For Ambulance Problem: 78143-63850 ■ For Hospital Problem: COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 6,46,770 26,615 387 9 1,016 62849-12553 ■ For General Problem: 62845-31852 Weblink where residents can check real time status of vacant and filled beds in all hospitals: https://ludhiana.nic.in/notice/covid-19bed-status-in-ludhiana-district
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